Orthopedic Surgical Technician resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
A highly accomplished professional with a proven ability to multitask effectively in clinical and surgical settings.  Over 8 years of experience in surgical technology, clinical assisting, and instrument processing.  Strong background in Orthopedic healthcare.  Additional experience in managing Orthopedic, General Surgery, ENT, and Podiatry clinics. 
Professional Experience
01/2012 to Current
ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL TECHNICIAN Providence Health & Services Spokane, WA,
  • Lead Technician (6 Surgical Technician team) for Orthopedic Surgeons in complex total joint replacements/Orthopedic sports surgical cases.
  • Provided exceptional medical assistance with 400 annual surgical procedures.
  • Assisted Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of Central Sterile Supply with processing/sterilizing surgical instruments for entire 6th Medical Group.
  • Facilitated improvements in company processes that improved integrity of surgical instruments.
  • Performed casting and splinting for patients as directed by Orthopedic Surgeon.
  • Consistently praised for complex casting technique/skill.
  • Supervises biannual casting/splinting refresher training class to nursing assistants and emergency medical technicians.
  • Revamped clinical platelet rich plasma program by ordering/processing centrifuge, saving 6th Medical Group $35,000 annually.
  • Ensured ancillary services were available/assisted in 250 injections, helping save the 6th Medical Group $210,000 annually.
  • Guided Central Sterile Supply productivity by sterilizing equipment for 7 clinics, ensuring uninterrupted medical operations.
  • Managed electronic medical records, orders x-rays and labs, schedules appointments and surgeries for Orthopedic clinic.
  • Addressed 21 patient care concerns, resulting in high customer satisfaction for 6th Medical Group.  Resulting in ranking #2 of 29 facilities in Air Mobility Command.
  • Managed $125,000 surgical supply budget, led improvement initiatives with zero patient care delays.
  • Experienced public speaker, hand picked by clinic manager to brief surgical services mission/capabilities/successes, earning praise from Hospital Commander.
10/2010 to 01/2012
SURGICAL TECHNICIAN Boston Medical Center Boston, MA, Turkey
  • Performed surgical scrub/circulating duties for Orthopedic, General Surgery, and ENT specialty cases.
  • Assisted in 75 surgical procedures with zero infections/complications.
  • Commended by Orthopedic Surgeon for surgical skills.
  • Managed and safeguarded $200,000 in essential surgical equipment to ensure 100% function, accountability, and availability.
  • Led training sessions on proper processing/sterilizing procedures for Central Sterile Supply.
  • Assisted ambulatory surgery staff with pre-operative and post-operative preparations and care of surgical patients.
  • Managed appointments/evaluations/surgical schedule for three surgical specialties benefiting 2900 military/dependents.
  • Instructed 60 medical technicians in fracture casting/splinting class.
  • Recipient of 39th Medical Operations Squadron Airman of the 3rd Quarter.
06/2008 to 10/2010
  • Lead technician for Orthopedic Trauma Team, assisting surgeons in performing major and minor surgeries involving complex fractures.
  • Managed scheduling templates for 4000 patients annually.
  • Applied over 200 casts/splints to orthopedic patients.
  • Assisted in teaching 26 technicians in advanced casting and splinting class.
  • Augmented Podiatry Clinic, ensuring care for 200 surgical/clinic patients, and booking 75 appointments with zero delay.
  • Instructed surgical wound care to 50 patients, enhancing overall treatment and quality.
  • Earned Nursing Service Award (2010) Received Airman of the Quarter award for 2nd Quarter and 4th Quarter (2010).
Educational Background
Expected in 2016
Associate of Applied Science: Surgical Technology
Community College of the Air Force (Graduates October) - Montgomery, Alabama

Expected in
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Lean Six Sigma, Yellow Belt Certification, USAF, (2015) 
Epidemiology Prevention/Infection Control Certification, USAF, (2014)
Airman Leadership School, USAF, (2012)
Orthopedic Surgical Service Training, phase 1, 2, and 3, (2008)

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  • Community College of the Air Force (Graduates October)

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